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Strut Compressor

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by cfenn, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:36 AM
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    cfenn

    cfenn [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Who makes one that will work with out scaring me to death. I broke 2 of them last night trying to get the stock springs off :( Or do I just take them somewhere and have them swapped?
     
  2. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:38 AM
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    Delmarva

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    take it somewhere... it's worth the 40ish bucks...
     
  3. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
  4. Feb 13, 2009 at 6:14 AM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
  5. Feb 13, 2009 at 6:18 AM
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    cfenn

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    Yeah I have done that before they are a bit on the scary side. I bought one from Napa for $85 it lasted about 3 min
     
  6. Feb 13, 2009 at 7:04 AM
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    Janster

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    X2 definately!
     
  7. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Alaskaflyer

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    Take them somewhere, definitely worth it.
     
  8. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    Delmarva

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    do NOT do this...
     
  9. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2......with more enthusiasim.
     
  10. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    me and eddie did in under my carport w/ success.....whats the dilly?
     
  11. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    It's really REALLY dangerous... only people who should use those are trained professionals... especially with the stronger OME coils...
     
  12. Feb 13, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    jhodge83

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    oooooookkkkkkaaaayyyyy.......me and brandon used em to do the spacer lift on my 07 too....as long as u know what to do, they're fine.
     
  13. Feb 13, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    m_yota

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    i p/u a set from carparts.com, they are pvc coated and looks durable.
     
  14. Feb 13, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Key words right here. I know of quite a few peopl ewho have been hurt trying to compress the Tacoma springs with these things.
     
  15. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    cfenn

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    Had ZERO issues when I first put on my 5100's but now it is a different story. Not my fist time to work on suspenion and I know how to use tools. Going to take them to a shop this time
     
  16. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    cfenn

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    TRD exhaust,TSB, 5100's on the front, 884 springs, Total Chaos UCA, 5100's on the rear, Wheelers HD rear springs , Nitto 285/70/17's on MB TKO 17x8.5's
    Good luck
     
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